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What lovely photographs. It's great to see how other people's gardens evolve - spurs others on to try something and especially not feel obliged to have to keep the 'shape' of a garden the same as it was before you took it over. It's really cheering to see last year's photos at this time of the year when plans are formulating in your mind - gives me a real boost when the weather is holding everything back. Slightly of topic, but does anyone have any photos of penstemon in the garden last year? I planted a few very young ones which flopped all over the place and am not sure they ought to have been quite so straggly. Have looked at lots of photos on the internet but still haven't figured out what I'm going to do with mine this year - where to place them to get better results and how to keep them more upright. Sorry - rambling on. Looking at photos sparks off so many things to think about for this year!
Thank you all for the nice things you've said about my garden. It looks nothing like that at the moment! Snowdrops nearly over, daffodils not quite out, but there are a few helebores. Prunings and cut down dead stems all over the lawn!
LeadFarmer, I see you've got a hedge (Leylandii?) on the left hand side of your garden. Do you find that lots very fine roots from this hedge grow out into your border and suck the goodness out of it? If so, what do you do against it or have you got a root barrier?
I'm really enjoying this thread. All the pictures are lovely and I'm hoping mine will do well this year - weather permitting.
We have just had some new trellis fitted for my new bumble bee border that is all dug out and ready for planting. It looks a bit baldy at the momemt but I do have some Johnson's Blue hardy geranium in there which I've now split and some clematis on the other side of the trellis. There is also a new water feature getting installed so it all looks a bit of a miss-match at the moment but have started off a lot of seeds and plants to go in.
This was Durandi last year.
The original border.
The baldy border.
But I've got BIG plans.
I'm enjoying it too, Jean. Love that clematis. One almost forgets what they are like at this time of year.
ooooooh i want that garden.
Thanks to all for posting pictures and making this work-some lovely gardens on here and out there-nice to see them all
Just hope everyone carries on this thread for a year, be interesting to look back, if we have time
I know this isn't in my garden and its on my window cill, but I thought you would like to see my Amaryllis, this was taken in January and it just flowered it's socks off.
A bit arrogant of me and slightly out of date but this is from 2011 when I really started work on the garden and turned it into what it is becoming instead of the long lawn and not much else!
Thank Geoff for posting my pics in the right place lol
Im loving the pics. Some stunning gardens. Given me a few ideas and looking forward to more pics. Well done everyone
Theyre still trying amongst the cold
Bunny - they are lovely.
Brave little souls.
These are out in the conservatory
Lovely, Lyn. Is the bottom one "Apple Blossom"? It's so pretty.
My garden this morning after a day of light but steady snowfall with north easterly winds and -14C overnight.
Looks mighty chilly at your place.